"We are excited to be delivering such valuable and performance targeted learning," says Brian D. McCarthy, President of 327 Solutions. "As employers find it harder find employees with the relevant skills needed to perform, we are helping to solve this problem from at least one facet of the skill gap."
And what a skill gap it is. Well, at least is resides in two parts being both actual skills, but more notably, perceived skills. Let us take a look at some numbers.
- Based on a Career Builder survey, 81% of hiring managers state it's "somewhat difficult" to find persons with the necessary skills for job roles.
- 61% said they have hired employees who are not strong matches, but could perform the work.
- About 83% of students don't have a job lined up before they graduate from college.
- As reported by the American Colleges and Universities (AACU), students think they have the skills for the job in a 2:1 ratio to hiring manager's expectations.
- A Udemy/ManpowerGroup report shows that 61% of workers are aware a skills gap, but 95% don't think it applies to them, believing that the college degree is sufficient. READ THAT AGAIN.
The list goes on, but at the end of the day, there is an ever increasing need for workers to find a balance between academia and robust skills focused programs. These skills need to be present on day one, and also over time as an employee continues their development and takes on higher positions and roles within the business. What's missing with new college grads and even seasoned workers may be a technical, social, communication, negotiation, listening or other relevant softer skills that aren't measured by a traditional degreed program, but are measured in a focused corporate dialogue.
If you have 90-minutes, you can attend any of our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) sessions via the web. Highly targeted competencies are exercised in an interactive forum with case studies and immediate application scenarios to get these to work on the job. Topics include the following as a partial list.
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